The Polestar 2 Saloon has been revealed as Polestar take aim at Tesla Model 3 with an electric car which looks just like Volvo’s 40.2 Concept.
The Polestar 2 from Volvo’s now standalone Brand has been revealed live online and is exactly what we expected it to be – a production take on the Volvo 40.2 Concept from a few years ago turned in to a production electric car to rival Tesla’s Model 3. And it looks good.
Unlike the Polestar 1 – a high-price, high performance hybrid electric – the Polestar 2 is a pure battery electric car designed to be turned out in relatively high numbers.
Under that good looking body lies a 78kWh battery pack which Polestar say will deliver up to 311 miles of range, four-wheel drive and 402bhp and 487lb/ft of torque to deliver a sub-5 second 0-62mph.
Inside isn’t the Volvo clone we might have expected, with leather eschewed for a ‘Vegan’ interior, a new 11″ infotainment screen with a Google Android operating system which sits in front of the dash rather than integrated in. But it still looks Volvo minimalist and cool.
Polestar are now opening up the order book for the Polestar 2, with production starting in 2020, with prices set to start at around £40k. But expect to pay over £50k for the Polestar 2 you really want.